Ciao Italia

As we waited for the charter bus to haul our group and belongings to the Leonardo di Vinci Airport in Rome, many students reflected on memorable moments. “My favorite part of the trip was probably racing through Rome in a thunderstorm with Ms Cusack ’99 and some of the Latin girls as we tried to […]

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Finale di Roma

The pattern of pairing the Classical and Christian worlds continued today, along with gelato indulgences. We started our last day in Rome with Mass at St John Lateran, the Mother Church of Catholicism.  A memorable sighting were giant statues of the apostles, each holding a symbol of the element of torture that led to their […]

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First Day in Rome

Last night we cleaned up our villas and rose to finish last tasks for an early morning haul to Rome. Fortunately, we arrived earlier than expected. We dragged our luggage past palm trees and a rose garden to Domus Nascimbeni, which includes a convent and hotel-like accommodations for guests. The place is pristine clean and […]

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Meet our Beloved Stefano

It is with bittersweet smiles and reluctant glances that the Montrose Italy trip members leave behind Villa Fabroni. Part of the Villa’s appeal lies in our talented Chef Stefano, a man of few words and huge hugs. Stefano has been cooking for a long time because he truly enjoys what he does. His first memory […]

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Life in the Villas

The villa has been one of the only constants of this busy and exciting week in the Tuscan hills with daily trips to Florence, Siena, or Ravenna. Girls have been organized in different houses or villas, which actually feels more like a village. There is a cluster of three houses; that is where majority of […]

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